Q-Tip Signs On For New Film

After completing his first major film role last year in the upcoming movie "Prison Song," Q-Tip has signed on for yet another acting project.

Tip will be appearing in a new HBO Films production titled "Disappearing Acts," an adaptation of Terry McMillan's best-selling novel of the same name. Q-Tip has signed on to play a record producer named "Hitman."

Wesley Snipes stars in the film as "Franklin Swift," a Brooklyn construction worker who has trouble staying employed. Sanaa Lathan plays the female lead, a music teacher and aspiring songwriter named "Zora Banks" who is about to get her big break from Q-Tip's record producer character. When Zora gets her big break, her relationship with Franklin is tested by the many financial, social, and job-related factors that arise.

Wesley Snipes will executive produce the project (along with Kimiko Fox) for his Amen Ra Films heading, under which he co-produced "Blade" in 1998. The director is Gina Prince-Bythewood,

who also lensed the upcoming film "Love & Basketball."

"Disappearing Acts" has already started shooting in Brooklyn and is scheduled to premiere on HBO in late 2000.

"Prison Song," starring Q-Tip and Mary J. Blige, should be hitting the big screen later this year.